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My Son, the Hero (1962)

Arrivano i titani (original title)
An evil king makes a bargain with a devil in order to get away with murdering his wife.

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Cadmo
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Krios
Antonella Lualdi ...
Ermione
Serge Nubret ...
Rator
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Antiope
Gérard Séty ...
Aquiles
Tanya Lopert ...
Licina
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Emerate
Franco Lantieri ...
Tarete
Monica Berger
Maria Luisa Rispoli ...
Marzia (as Luisa Rispoli)
Isarco Ravaioli ...
Centinela
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Sumo Sacerdote / High Priest
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A Titan
Fernando Sancho
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Krios, the youngest of the Titans, may be the least strong of the seven brothers whose strength comes from their mother, earth-goddess Gaia, but is by far the smartest, and thus their natural leader. He arrives on Crete, the kingdom of the mighty king Minos, impresses him as gladiator, gains his trust, falls in love with a mortal girl and discovers both Minos's human sacrifice-cult and a foreign conspiracy to seize power with a hidden army. Written by KGF Vissers

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A GIANT SPECTACLE...Shot in Spain for Peanuts!

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Adventure | Fantasy

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18 September 1963 (USA)  »

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Mixed bag of mythology
12 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

The screenwriters do not seem to take this story seriously;neither does Giuliano Gemma ,who dyed his hair in blond (?),and whose dynamism and good humor save the movie from absolute tedium.The writers cash in on all sides,from Oedipus's curse to the Cyclop;we even catch a glimpse of Prometheus (ouch!my liver!) and the gorgon in a cock and bull story.The rest of the cast includes Italian Beauty Antonella Lualdi ,with a hideous hairdo and Jacqueline Sassard,who disappears from the screens after Chabrol's "les Biches " -she remains one of the French cinema biggest mysteries:what happened?some even said ,without any evidence,that she was dead;see for that matter the site "Etoiles Filantes"-and who is very good-looking (and good natured in the film,for she falls for the hero,in spite of his macho words about marriage).Serge Nubret ,who plays the dumb gladiator, was a famous body builder and he passed away recently.

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